Michael Barnett, longtime owner of Michaels Music, dies at 62

Michael Barnett, the owner of Michaels Music and known around town as a local guitar legend, died suddenly on May 3. He was 62. Barnett was born and raised in Long Beach, where he attended West …

Long Beach Democrats expected to announce candidates next week

Nassau County Democratic Committee Chairman Jay Jacobs said the party would likely announce its slate of candidates for Long Beach City Council before its convention on May 31. Local Democrats …

Maragos announces his pick to replace him as comptroller

Nassau County Comptroller George Maragos, who is running for county executive as a Democrat, introduced Ama Yawson, of Freeport, on Wednesday as the candidate he would like to see take his place as comptroller.

Long Islanders demand a ‘sane commute’ at protest

They had all had bad commutes. Doug Goodstein, of Rockville Centre, said he had seen what appeared to be wastewater cascading from the ceiling of Pennsylvania Station on May 3, and recorded video …

Army Corps to search for solutions to coastal flooding in back bays study

Hurricane Sandy proved, beyond a reasonable doubt, what many experts had long predicted: Long Island’s South Shore could flood in a big storm. But what of the future? Could it flood again? How badly? To answer such questions, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has partnered with the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Nassau County to conduct a risk management study of the South Shore’s back bays.

Guest Column

The new jetties are beautiful — and dangerous

As we enjoy watching the Army Corps of Engineers rebuild our jetties to make them more resilient, we must remember that it’s not for recreational purposes. Every time I am sightseeing from the …

Hundreds walk in L.B. climate march

Hundreds of people gathered on the Long Beach boardwalk on Saturday to walk in a climate march to protest the Trump administration’s environmental policies, to spread awareness of climate change …

AOH holds Tasting by the Sea event

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 17 held its Tasting By The Sea fundraiser on May 20, an event that highlighted restaurants from across the barrier island and supports the AOH’s various …

City to deploy ‘Ring of Steel’ license plate reader system

The Long Beach Police Department plans to implement a “Ring of Steel,” a system of automated license plate readers at every traffic lane entering the city. The installation of the system — …

Guest Column

Long Beach’s smart recovery continues

Five years ago, we inherited a fiscal crisis from the previous administration, and just 10 months into our first term, we were all hit with Superstorm Sandy. Though progress has not come easy, Long …

The Week Ahead

Long Beach to host annual Memorial Day Parade

The City of Long Beach will pay tribute to those who died while serving in the country's armed forces with its annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday, May 29. The parade begins at Ohio Avenue and West …

Lola’s hosts Long Beach Waterfront Warriors fundraiser

The Long Beach Waterfront Warriors held its 10th annual fundraiser at Lola’s Kitchen & Wine Bar on May 8 to support wounded soldiers. The nonprofit organization helps provide a much-needed …